Tuesday, Feb 18 2020 | Time 18:49 Hrs(IST)
image
  • Guv Jagdeep Dhankhar's condoles at the Demise of actor-turned politician Tapas Paul, Cremation Tomorrow
  • Torrent group hails apex court judgement regarding dismissal of Adani Gas plea
  • Centre serving all regions with responsibility towards 130 cr Indians: Goyal
  • Number of operational SEZs grow to 241
  • Desert locusts spread to 17 districts in Uganda: gov't
  • FC Goa takes on Jamshedpur FC tomorrow in Hero ISL
  • Dutch Journalist leaks letter casting doubt on MH17 Investigation
  • Varanasi underlined in UP Budget
  • Death toll from deadly coronavirus nears 2000 in China
  • Beijing discharges 8 people after recovery from virus infection
  • CM condoles demise of Mani
  • AAP MLA Bhardwaj to organise 'Sundar Kand' on first Tuesday of every month
  • Politicians react sharply to beginning of delimitation exercise in J&K
  • UN Secy Gen visits Kartarpur gurdwara
  • Cong demands release of NSO report on consumer spending, says Govt 'hiding' poverty
States » North


CSIR-IMTECH celebrates its 36th foundation day

Chandigarh, Jan 24 (UNI) CSIR-Institute of Microbial Technology (IMTECH), Chandigarh on Friday celebrated its 36th Foundation Day by organizing several events including the much anticipated Foundation Day Lecture.
According to a statement released here on Friday, Prof J Gowrishankar, Director, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER), Mohali delivered this year’s Foundation day lecture on progress of genetics in bacterial ribonuclease.
E Prof Gowrishankar who is a Padma Shri and Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar awardee obtained his PhD from the University of Melbourne, Australia, Prof Sarit K Das, Director, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Ropar also presided over the function.
During his lecture, Prof Gowrishankar highlighted that the absence of RNase E is lethal to the growth of bacterial cell. The lecture focused on understanding the mechanism of RNase E which is one of the crucial enzyme having RNA degradation activity. He also discussed the potential implications of recessive resurrection on genetic studies in other model organisms and in humans.
Dr Manoj Raje, Officiating Director, CSIR-IMTECH while welcoming the guests and faculty to IMTECH’s foundation day gave a brief background of CSIR-IMTECH and apprised the audience with institute’s achievements during the last year. He highlighted the inauguration of Merck High End Skill Development Centre and approval of grant from BIRAC to set up a new cGMP facility for microbial cell bank as steps toward creating world class facilities in the institute.
Speaking at the occasion, Dr Raje said, IMTECH has held on to the philosophy that Science drives Technology and Technology Drives Science which has been the driver of all major research and development happening in the institute. He further added that since India is a country today with 65 per cent of its youth in the working age group (15-59 years), Merck High End Skill Development Centrewill help in increasing the employment opportunities of the students through this initiative of IMTECH.
On this occasion, the institute also felicitated its students for best PhD thesis and best PhD presentation award 2019 with a certificate and cash award for their outstanding performances.

CSIR-IMTECH is a national center for excellence in microbial sciences and was established in 1984.
IMTECH’s vision is to discover and develop transitional products and new drugs to address key unmet medical needs.
UNI JS ASN 1936
More News
Panchayat Polls: J&K Cong questions by-elections amid detention of political leaders

Panchayat Polls: J&K Cong questions by-elections amid detention of political leaders

18 Feb 2020 | 6:34 PM

Jammu, Feb 18 (UNI) Jammu and Kashmir Congress on Tuesday questioned the by-elections to the vacant seats of Panchayats on party basis, even when the PCC chief G A Mir was not allowed to visit Kashmir, after issuance of poll notification and detention of mainstream leaders continues in the Valley.

see more..

Jammu Crime Branch books fraudster for obtaining fictitious PRC

18 Feb 2020 | 6:27 PM

Jammu, Feb 18 (UNI) Jammu Crime Branch has registered a case against a fraudster for fraudulently obtaining PRC (permanent resident certificate) in connivance with the concerned revenue officials.

see more..

Punjab: Forest Minister bats for wildlife conservation; seeks Rs 100 cr fund

18 Feb 2020 | 6:25 PM

Chandigarh, Feb 18 (UNI) Punjab Forests Minister Sadhu Singh Dharamsot on Tuesday urged Union Minister for Environment and Forests Prakash Javadekar to approve plans for the development of wetlands and Ramsar sites and release the requisite fund of Rs 100 crore to the state government.

see more..

Varanasi underlined in UP Budget

18 Feb 2020 | 6:19 PM

Lucknow, Feb 18 (UNI) In the Budget of Uttar Pradesh tabled in the state assembly on Tuesday, Yogi Adityanath-led BJP government has given a special attention to Varanasi, the constituency of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

see more..
CEO of German-based Group discusses Rs 400 cr investment in Punjab with Amarinder

CEO of German-based Group discusses Rs 400 cr investment in Punjab with Amarinder

18 Feb 2020 | 6:16 PM

Chandigarh, Feb 18 (UNI) German-based Freudenberg Group CEO Ulrich Kerber discussed the modalities for a 50 million Euros (more than Rs 400 crore) investment in the state's automotive sector with Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh here on Tuesday.

see more..
image